South of the islands Pargas, Nagu, Korpo and Houtskär begin the extensive national park area.
Flora and fauna in the park is both common and unique. Beautiful wooded meadows, which in particular is from Boskär in the west and on Yxskär in the east, as well as the terminal moraine and ground rocks formed during the Ice Age, is a typical example of the archipelago landscape.
|The map published with the permission of National Land Survey of Finland 2007
Archipelago National Park becomes the first marine national park to be certified as a PAN Park.
Archipelago National Park is the tenth in total park that is assigned PAN Parks certificate, a symbol of nature protection and sustainable tourism. PAN Parks certificate guarantees the visitor a qualitative nature and the assurance that the visit to the park contributes to the protection of nature. Read more about Archipelago National Park.
This means that it now joins the PAN Parks network that brings together some of the most outstanding wilderness National Parks across Europe that are working to combine nature conservation with developing a future for local communities through sustainable tourism development. Archipelago National Park is the first marine park in the network and the 10th park to be certified. For more information please visit PAN Park website: www.panparks.org
There are limited possibilities to reach the National Park by regular vessels – e.g. to the island of Jungfruskär or to some other of the thousands of islands. We cooperate however with taxi-boats operators in the area. So we are able to arrange for you a comfortable and unique experience, according to your timetable and wishes.
The archipelago accommodation is perfectly located for nature tours to the Archipelago National park area along with a large stretch of the coastline. The archipelago is known as the "Archipelago of Turku",
Excursion to the Unesco biosphere area - the island of Jungfruskär in the National Park. Along the 3-km-long nature trail in the island of Jungfruskär you will see the oldest traditional landscape area of the National Park. There is a project in Jungfruskär focusing on development of sustainable nature tourism.
Metsähallitus excursion map
Read more about:
- the Southwestern Archipelago National Park >>> luontoon.fi .
- development of sustanaible nature turism in the National Park >>> metsa.fi (click on "Project sites" for Pilot areas = the island of Jungfruskär).
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